Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
My rate & Take
This is book 7 in the Mercy Thompson series and I have a been a fan of each one of the books. That is why I was puzzled when I felt that this book was some how going to be less entertaining than the previous ones. I had nothing to worry about, Patricia Briggs is keeping the series as fresh as ever. To me there is something about supernatural beings trying to do everyday things (like having a family and working a day job) while trying to fend off their enemies or the latest political storm that keeps me reading.
I enjoy all of the characters but Mercy is the stand out one for me. I love her internal dialog and thought process. She is good example for a role model that just happens to have the bonus ability of turning into a coyote at will!
I have no idea when the series will end but it will be a sad day for me when it does. I just might have to re-read the series from start to finish then.